UCLA Rumors & News

  • Ball helps No.4 UCLA edge Utah

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Overpowering opponents on offense is UCLA's normal trademark this season. To outlast Utah in the final seconds, the Bruins had to turn to their defense to make a critical play. UCLA got the stop it needed in the final seconds to secure an 83-82 victory over the Utes on..." January 14

  • Alford, No. 4 Bruins blast Buffaloes

    The Sports Xchange "BOULDER, Colo. -- Bryce Alford picked up the pace in the second half, and the rest of the UCLA Bruins were quick to join him. Alford scored a career-high 37 points and helped UCLA's offense assert itself in the second half as the fourth-ranked Bruins pulled away for a 104-89 win over the..." January 13

  • No. 4 UCLA tops Stanford for 16th win

    The Sports Xchange "No. 4 UCLA surpassed its win total of last season with an 89-75 win Sunday over Stanford behind guard Lonzo Ball's 21 points, but coach Steve Alford is not about to term everything a success to this point. "This season's a journey," Alford said after the game at Pauley Pavilion in Los..." January 08

  • Alford, No. 4 UCLA hold off California

    The Sports Xchange "No. 4 UCLA matched last season's win total of 15 with its 81-71 victory over California on Thursday night in Los Angeles. The Bruins finished 15-17 last season, a tumultuous one in which coach Steve Alford wrote a letter of apology to UCLA fans. They are 15-1 overall now after beating the..." January 06

  • UCLA’s Prince Ali fully cleared but timetable for return not set

    Fanrag Sports "Steve Alford told FanRag Sports that guard Prince Ali (knee) has been fully cleared and has returned to practice. However, his timetable to return to live games has yet to be determined. Ali played in 29 games for the Bruins in 2015-16. He averaged 3.9 points and 1.1 rebounds in 11.8 minutes..." January 04

  • Freshmen lead No. 2 UCLA over Oregon State

    The Sports Xchange "The Whiz Kids of Westwood did it again, turning in impressive performances to help No. 2 UCLA overcome an otherwise subpar performance in a 76-63 victory over Oregon State on Friday night at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore. Freshmen standouts Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf made the big plays for the..." December 31

  • Brooks' 3-pointer lifts No. 21 Oregon over No. 2 UCLA

    The Sports Xchange "EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon trailed by just one point, but Dillon Brooks liked the look of a 3-pointer. The Oregon junior forward pulled up and buried a 3 with 0.8 seconds remaining to lift No. 21 Oregon to an 89-87 win over second-ranked UCLA Wednesday night in front of a sellout crowd at..." December 29

  • No. 2 UCLA pulls away from Western Michigan

    The Sports Xchange "Different players are delivering on different nights to help No. 2 UCLA remain unbeaten, and it was Bryce Alford who had the hot hand in the Bruins' 82-68 victory over Western Michigan on Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Alford scored 22 points for UCLA (13-0), which concluded..." December 22

  • Holiday, Alford fuel No. 2 UCLA past Ohio State

    The Sports Xchange "UCLA's high-scoring offense did not reach its average but the second-ranked Bruins were still efficient with four players in double figures in an 86-73 win over Ohio State on Saturday in Las Vegas in the CBS Sports Classic at the T-Mobile Arena. Guards Aaron Holiday and Bryce Alford each..." December 17

  • No. 2 UCLA gashes UC Santa Barbara to stay unbeaten

    The Sports Xchange "The fabulous freshman duo of T.J. Leaf and Lonzo Ball helped No. 2 UCLA remain unbeaten with a 102-62 victory over visiting UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Leaf had 25 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high eight assists for UCLA (11-0), which is off to..." December 15

  • Lavar Ball says son Lonzo, and both UCLA-bound brothers, will be one-and-done

    CBS Sports "Lavar Ball, at this point, is known for his bold predictions almost as much as his oldest son, Lonzo, is known for his unique gifts that have transformed UCLA's program and pushed the Bruins near the top of most polls and rankings. And, to his credit, he's been right way more than wrong. So..." December 15

  • Lonzo Ball leading an offensive awakening in Westwood

    SI "Among the first 10 or so college basketball pieces I wrote for Sports Illustrated magazine was a column about an intriguing, late-blooming sophomore at UCLA who’d begun the 2007–08 season sporting a “haircut out of Ghost Rider: a Mohawk framed by intricately shaved flames, some of which licked a..." December 15

  • No. 2 UCLA too strong for Michigan

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- UCLA stayed hot Saturday and Michigan cooled off in the second half as the No. 2 Bruins posted a 102-84 victory over the Wolverines. Both teams shot better than 60 percent from the field and above 70 percent from 3-point range in the opening 20 minutes in a game played before..." December 10

  • No. 11 UCLA stuns No. 1 Kentucky 97-92

    The Sports Xchange "LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No. 11 UCLA used 10 3-pointers and 53 percent shooting to upset No. 1 Kentucky, 97-92, on Saturday at Rupp Arena. The loss snapped a 42-game home winning streak for the Wildcats. "We proved that if you can run with this team, you can run with anybody," UCLA coach..." December 03

  • Unbeaten Bruins roll past Highlanders

    The Sports Xchange "Eleventh-ranked UCLA rolled to another resounding victory in preparation for this weekend's clash with the nation's top team, beating UC Riverside 98-56 Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Isaac Hamilton scored 27 points, made seven 3-pointers and grabbed six rebounds for UCLA..." December 01

  • No. 14 UCLA beats Texas A&M to win Wooden tournament

    The Sports Xchange "Fourteenth-ranked UCLA was pushed and shoved and tested in new ways, but still the Bruins prevailed, beating Texas A&M 74-67 in the championship game of the Wooden Legacy tournament Sunday evening at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. All-tournament selection Isaac Hamilton had 17 points..." November 27

  • No. 14 UCLA hands Nebraska first loss

    The Sports Xchange "A talented UCLA team withstood its toughest test yet, holding on to beat Nebraska 82-71 in the semifinals of the Wooden Legacy tournament Friday night at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Gym in Fullerton, Calif. All five starters scored in double figures for the 14th-ranked Bruins (6-0). Bryce..." November 26

  • No. 14 UCLA blizes Portland

    The Sports Xchange "UCLA freshman point guard Lonzo Ball had a double-double with 18 points and 11 assists to lead No. 14 UCLA past Portland 99-77 Thursday in a quarterfinal game of the Wooden Legacy at Titan Gym in Fullerton, Calif. The Bruins improved to 5-0 behind a balanced scoring effort. Other than Ball,..." November 25

  • UCLA blows by Long Beach State

    The Sports Xchange "T.J. Leaf put up 21 points and nine rebounds for No. 16 UCLA, and the Bruins extended their blazing start with a 114-77 victory over Long Beach State on Sunday evening at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Lonzo Ball had 20 points and 11 assists for UCLA (4-0), which put on a show with Pat..." November 21

  • Leaf leads No. 16 UCLA past San Diego

    The Sports Xchange "UCLA freshman forward T.J. Leaf, with a game-high 26 points in an 88-68 win over visiting San Diego on Thursday night, noted that he and the 16th-ranked Bruins were nearly unstoppable around the basket. "They weren't the biggest team inside and we exploited that," Leaf said referring to San..." November 18

  • Steve Alford embarks on make-or-break season at UCLA

    ESPN "His mentors told him to flee each night, to get away from the busy campus in West Los Angeles so the job wouldn't tempt him to come back after hours. So Steve Alford moved his family to Calabasas, 20 protracted Los Angeles miles from UCLA's campus, when he docked his boat next to John Wooden's..." November 17

  • No. 16 UCLA pulls away from Northridge

    The Sports Xchange "After trailing against visiting Cal State Northridge in the first half with only two 3-pointers, No. 16 UCLA attacked the basket and corralled rebounds aggressively to pull away to a 102-87 victory Sunday night. The Bruins (2-0) went 5 of 16 from beyond the arc after making a school-record..." November 14

  • UCLA secures commitment from 5-star forward Kris Wilkes

    Indianapolis Star "Kris Wilkes has worn a No. 31 jersey since his elementary school days playing at the SportsZone on the west side. That No. 31 was for his favorite player, Reggie Miller. So perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Wilkes, a 6-8 North Central star and one of the top senior basketball players..." November 13

  • No. 16 UCLA buries Pacific with 3-point barrage

    The Sports Xchange "UCLA coach Steve Alford said Friday night after the 16th-ranked Bruins' 119-80 win over visiting Pacific that his game plan with 3-point shots for the Bruins this season is simple. "We want to shoot a lot and make a lot," Alford said after his team made a school-record 18 3-pointers, led by..." November 12

  • Four-star forward Cody Riley stays in-state and commits to UCLA

    USA Today High School Sports "With just over a month to go until the season opener, Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) forward Cody Riley ended his recruitment picking UCLA over Kansas, USC, Connecticut and Oklahoma on Monday. Riley, long believed to be a Bruins lean, had taken multiple visits to UCLA and was there most..." October 15

  • Kevin Love matches Russell Westbrook's record donation for ex-players to UCLA

    CBS Sports "Kevin Love spent only one season at UCLA, but that experience had such a positive and profound impact on him that he's now donating what UCLA says is the largest donation by any former basketball player in school history. During the 2007-08 season, Love averaged 17.5 points and 10.6 boards..." September 21

  • Jonah Bolden gives up final two years at UCLA to play professionally

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA’s men’s basketball team suffered another defection Tuesday when the school announced that power forward Jonah Bolden had opted to play professionally and would surrender his final two years of eligibility. The 6-foot-10 Bolden becomes the second Bruin to leave the program this summer after..." July 27

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